Saturday is THE best day of the week and here’s why:
- The previous week is in your rear-view mirror
- You don’t have to work the next day
- You get to sleep in for TWO days in a row
- You get to stay up late!
- You don’t have to work the next day. Oh whoops I think we covered that one 😉
But I digress.
We are here to discuss the new OCC nail lacquer collection for spring/summer 2011 called Lo-Fi.
Lo-Fi consists of six new color with various finishes.
I must admit, I find this collection to be a little “meh”. I feel like some of these colors we’ve seen a lot of and some just missed the mark for me personally.
The formula was a bit all over also. Some were thick and very opaque, while others were thin and sheer and yet another was…chunky? Hmm.
A.V. is a whitish grey with very fine rainbow colored shimmer. I like the color of this one and feel it’s fairly unique. The formula was very thick and opaque, you almost only need one coat, but I did use two. Nice!
Beta is a neon semi-matte orange. Traffic-stopping orange! But what do I see all over the nail? Chunks! I thought this was totally weird and was maybe just a bad bottle, but then I saw some swatches online and asked on Twitter, and it seems others had this issue also. It almost looks as though it just bubbled like crazy, but no the “texture” is in the bottle. Weird. Anyway not a completely unique color, and the formula is weird so I didn’t love it. It did cover in two coats completely though and was fairly thick.
Flawed is a warm bronze with heavy gold shimmer. This was super thin and watery and also fairly sheer. I don’t love the color on me and would have preferred more saturation. This was three coats.
RX is a sheer bright blue. Ok this one is supposed to be sheer, so at least you know that going in, but I still don’t love it. Not a fan of sheer, it just makes me want to add 1,000 layers until I can’t see my nail tips! This was three coats.
Echo is a dark blue/green teal creme. Now this is a lovely color, not all that common and I adore it. The formula was really nice and covered completely in two coats.
Tattoo is a deep blackened green creme. I really like this color also, even though I might have a couple similar. It’s really dark., yet doesn’t look totally black and it’s super shiny. This was also a really good formula, covering in two coats.
Some good ones and some misses I think. It’s kind of a mixed bag of colors don’t you think? I don’t really get a feeling of “cohesion” here for some reason. I do like A.V., Echo and Tattoo, but would skip the others because of formula or sheerness issues.
Availability: OCC’s website
Pricing: $8.00 each
What do we think about this collection?